Posts Tagged ‘photosharing’

Looksee Combines Photo-Sharing and Tinder-Like Matching Into a Photo Friend-Making App

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An interesting new app called Looksee is adding a Tinder-like element to the world of mobile photography. Basically, when two users ‘like’ one another’s photos, their profiles become visible to each other, giving them the option to add the other as a personal connection and get more insight into their work or chat back-and-forth within the app. Read more…

August: A Fulfilling Photo Sharing Platform that Makes Discovering Talent as Fun as Being Discovered

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Photo sharing and portfolio building sites, if you’ll allow us a cliché, are a dime a dozen. Once you strip away the marketing speak they act in much the same way, with the differences are few and great work is often buried under an avalanche of work that’s just ‘okay.’

It takes a lot, in other words, to really break the mold — which is what makes the August platform/app such a breath of fresh photo sharing air. Part respectable art gallery, part photo sharing and discovery platform, it offers a unique and incredibly fulfilling experience for both creators and consumers. Read more…

10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

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Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better.

Today’s news is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something.
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Mirage App is Ephemeral Photo Messaging from the Creators of Mobli

Today, Mobli, a mobile app maker known for its ridiculous Yo application, has launched a new photo-messaging app called Mirage. Hoping to take away some of the ephemeral messaging marketshare of Snapchat, Mirage takes a minimalistic approach to sending and receiving self-destructing messages.

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Instagram Briefly Teases Its Snapchat Competitor ‘Bolt’… Maybe

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Last night, a number of Android-touting Instagram users noticed a peculiar banner within Instagram that previewed Bolt, a “one tap photo messaging [app].” Just as quickly as it had appeared for many, it disappeared. But not before a number of users captured and shared a screenshot, stirring up plenty of talk in the tech community.

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Did You Know: Instagram Started Life as a Check In App Named After Booze

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Here’s a neat piece of photo trivia you can throw out the next time there’s a lull in conversation at a party: Instagram wasn’t originally called ‘Instagram.’ In fact, it wasn’t even a photo sharing app. Instagram was initially called ‘Burbn’ (after the Whiskey) and it was a check in app ala Foursquare. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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500px Updates Its iPad/iPhone App to Allow Mobile Uploads

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Does every image need to be post-processed to a fare-thee-well? Photo-sharing site 500px thinks not, as evidenced by a recent update of its iOS app that finally allows for uploading via mobile device. Read more…

Flickr Unveils New Embed Feature, Brace Yourself for Photographer Outrage

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Yesterday night, Yahoo! took yet another step forward in the Flickr renaissance, although we doubt all photographers will see it this way. In a bid to make the service more share-friendly, Yahoo! has introduced new, cleaner embedding capability to the photo sharing site. Read more…

Twitter Takes Aim at Snapchat’s Market by Letting You Send Pics via Direct Message

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The tech world is full of ‘wars,’ all of them over the attention of that flighty creature known as ‘the consumer.’ And one of the wars being raged most furiously is between the major social networks: the established behemoths Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; that stubborn network loved by photogs, Google+; and the new kid on the block that has everybody’s undergarments in a bunch: Snapchat.

Well, Facebook has had its go at stealing some of Snapchat’s market (both literally and through acquisition) and has been ultimately unsuccessful on all counts. Now it’s Twitter’s turn. Read more…

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

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The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult as more and more players enter the market. Still, once in a while someone stumbles on an idea that is just the right mix of concepts to create a service really worth your while, and Exposure seems to be just that. Read more…